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UNV Executive Coordinator praises Japanese
13 May 2013
Richard Dictus, 52, new head of the U.N. Volunteers program, visited Japan in early March to express his gratitude to Japanese who volunteered to work for the organization. “We have been very, very appreciative of the incredible work that Japanese volunteers have done within the U.N. and the overall contribution of Japan,” Dictus said. Visit site
Countries:  Japan
Volunteer placements in development: 10 ways to make them count
03 May 2013
From managing expectations to setting up child protection policies and supporting local NGOs, an expert panel including UNV Post-2015 Project Manager Simona Costanzo Sow, recommends how to get the best out of volunteer programmes. Visit site
UN Volunteers make a difference to UNODC's work in the field
02 May 2013
Every year, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme mobilizes around 7,000 volunteers to serve in about 130 countries in the peace and development programmes of the United Nations. The work of UNODC also benefits from the support of a dozen UN Volunteers in offices across East Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America, among others. Today, UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov and UNV Executive Coordinator Richard Dictus signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations to continue to provide UN Volunteers with opportunities to work for UNODC in the field. Read
Three UNV Doctors among volunteers honoured by Limpopo Rotary Club
18 April 2013
Three UNV Doctors were among those honoured at a Thank You Braai and Celebration for international volunteers held in March by the Rotary Club of Polokwane in Limpopo Province, South Africa. UNV Internist Dr. Jerome Hubahib (Philippines), UNV Speicalist Cardiologist Dr. Rajeev Misra (India) and former UNV Obstetrician/Gynecologist Dr. Asha Misra (India), as well as eight US Peace Corps volunteers, received certificates of recognition for their work in Limpopo communities Read
New UN survey "My World" lets citizens vote on future development priorities
13 March 2013
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with youth volunteers of "My World", during the UNHQ launch of the UN-led global survey of people's priorities for a a better world. Visit site
Japan’s Ambassador to Germany, H.E. Mr. Takeshi Nakane, visited UNV Executive Coordinator Richard Dictus in Bonn
30 January 2013
Japan’s Ambassador to Germany, H.E. Mr. Takeshi Nakane, visited UNV Executive Coordinator Richard Dictus in Bonn on 25 January. They confirmed the strong relationship between Japan and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and continued interest in enhancing the collaboration to promote volunteerism. Visit site
Countries:  Japan
Thousands of Children Share International Volunteer Day with the UNDP Associate Administrator
14 January 2013
UNDP Associate Administrator Rebeca Grynspan travelled to Shanghai on 15 December 2012 to inspect the implementation and results of a UNDP/UNV project that is working to strengthen volunteering cooperation for regional development. While in Shanghai, Ms. Grynspan celebrated International Volunteer Day with over one thousand volunteers and children with special needs at the City Theatre. Visit site
More about: Youth
Countries:  China
2012 Volunteering Expo Promotes Volunteerism in China and Abroad
14 January 2013
‘Valuing Volunteering for A Beautiful China’ was the theme of the 2012 Volunteering Expo Plenary Forum at Peking University on 18 December. The forum showcased how volunteers are transforming Chinese towns and cities and giving of their time to provide valuable public services to poor and vulnerable groups nationwide. With 50 Chinese volunteer organisations in attendance UNV China also demonstrated how UN Volunteers are flying the flag for global development around the world. Visit site
More about: Youth
Countries:  China
Social worker from Panjab University gets UN honour
11 January 2013
The story of his journey from a small village in Punjab to Buckingham Palace has been mentioned in the United Nations Volunteers' Book. Gaurav Gaur, assistant professor at Panjab University has been chosen from Chandigarh for the book, "Volunteering in India: Contexts, Perspectives and Discourses" by the UN. Visit site
More about: HIV/AIDS  Youth
Countries:  India
International Volunteer Day Celebrations Held in Beijing
17 December 2012
More than 6,000 people gathered at the Great Hall of the People to celebrate the International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development. This UN observance has been held since 1985 and the 2012 event was jointly organised by the China Volunteers Association (CVA) to raise awareness of the millions of people around the world that are actively engaged in the service of others. Visit site
More about: MDGs: General
Countries:  China

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